Chamber Players kick off 15th anniversary season on NET's Friday LIVE from Norfolk
You now know them as the Nebraska Chamber Players, and
true to their word they are venturing out into the central part of the
state to make their first appearance under the new name. The Players
will perform live from the Norfolk Arts Center Friday, September 9,
on NET-Radio's Friday
LIVE. Tune in at 9:00 am as host Bill Stibor chats with
Creative Director Becky Van de Bogart about the upcoming season, and
hear a preview of some of the exciting music we have planned for this
year. Friday LIVE can be heard on your local NET-Radio station, or online
If you live in the Norfolk area, we'd love to have you join us in
person at the Norfolk Arts Center, 305 North 5th Street. There will be
free coffee and rolls starting at 8:30 am, as well as plenty of friends
and great conversation. Come meet the Nebraska Chamber Players!
Series Begins September 23 & 25
Plan now to join us for Nebraska Chamber Players' first
regular season concert series—Friday, September 23 at 8 pm, or Sunday,
September 25 at 3 pm. You'll hear brilliant music for piano and winds:
Beethoven's elegant Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano; Glinka's very
romantic Trio Pathétique for clarinet, bassoon and piano; and
Reinecke's fiery and dramatic Trio, Op. 284, for piano, clarinet and
Joining the Players for the Reinecke trio will be
Jacqueline Mattingly on horn. Originally from Canada, Jackie holds
music degrees from Brandon University and the University of Calgary, as
well as a doctorate in horn performance from the University of North
Carolina Greensboro. She has performed professionally with numerous
orchestras and chamber ensembles (including the Lincoln and Omaha
Symphonies), and is currently on the faculty at the University of
Tickets are $22 for adults or $5 for students (under 10
free), and are available at the door. SAVE by ordering our uniquely
flexible Season Pass, good for four admissions to any combination of
regular season concerts. The pass is completely transferable, and may
even be shared with a friend. For more information, go to nebraskachamberplayers.org.
Nebraska Chamber Players Launch "Musically Speaking"
Why do they call it a French Horn? (and other interesting
Nebraska Chamber Players is pleased to partner with Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and NET Radio to present a series of
fun and informative public talks entitled "Musically Speaking."
The first talk of the season will be held Tuesday, September 20,
1:45-3:30 pm, at NET.
NET Radio host (and our own horn player) Graham House will
inform and entertain participants with a condensed, anecdotal journey
through music history while tracing the development of the horn and its
All "Musically Speaking" talks are free and open
to the public, and are held at NET Studios, 1800 N. 33rd in Lincoln. If
you are unable to attend, the talks will be streamed live online
beginning at 2:00 pm at netNebraska.org/radio.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Call OLLI at
402.472.6265, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Players name has rich history
The name Nebraska Chamber Players signifies a new
beginning for our ensemble, but the name carries with it a bit of
history as well, as related to us in an e-mail from Aleta Collier, a
professional violinist performing and teaching in Lincoln.
Aleta writes, "Some of us are still around who were
in the first Nebraska Chamber Players that Arnold Schatz founded [many
years ago] out of the Lincoln Chamber Players. I have the first one in
my resume." That group eventually became known as the Nebraska
Arnold Schatz (1930-2011) was a well-known violinist in
Lincoln, serving as a UNL faculty member and concertmaster of the
Lincoln Symphony for many years. He was founder, concertmaster and
resident music director of the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra from 1975 to
1993. We are honored to pay homage to such a great musician, and
pleased to be able to share Mr. Schatz's dedication and love for